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Waking closed lid macbooks using wireless

We have carts of Mackbooks and Macbooks pro that students use and close the lid and put them back in cart when they are done. They use wireless networking and don't have USB or displays connected. I ...
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My charger for my white macbook isn't charging

I was actually on my macbook like a few days ago and the charger was working GREAT. However a few days later like 3 more days later it stopped working. It was a LIGHT green and then it would get ...
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Using a 27" LED Cinema display with a 2009 Macbook

I have an old 2009 Macbook (white) and a 27" LED Cinema Display with a Mini DisplayPort cable. The Macbook only has a Mini DVI connector and I believe it's only single link (since it's not a Macbook ...
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My monitor doesn't sleep if my mac is connected via HDMI: who's at fault?

I have a MacBook5,1 running 10.8, and an Asus VW246 monitor. I connected it to the monitor using a "MiniDisplayPort->DVI(f) adapter" + a "DVI(m)-DVI(m) cable". Now I've bought a single ...
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Is there a significant reduction in cooling fan noise level in recent MacBooks?

The MacBook Air 11'' (Mid 2012) I am currently using has a fairly loud cooling fan. It doesn't help that it's on most of the time. Are the cooling fans in more recent MacBook Airs and Retinas ...
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Official 0.5m Thundebolt cable and Dell Mini DP monitor

When moving I somehow lost the Mini-DP to DP cable that came with my Dell U2413 display (and which enables me to use my display just fine). This display features a raft of input ports; DVI, DP, ...
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syncing 2 dif ipads to dif users on iMac and macair?

I have an iPad mini retina; my husband will be changing the authorized user on my old ipad2 from me to himself. How can we sync each dif iPad to our iMac and macair, where I am the authorized user ...
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MacBook Pro 15" late-2012 no input/output devices detected

I did something silly. I replaced the trackpad in my MacBook Pro 15" mid-2012. It (for some reason) involved taking the motherboard out (via iFixIt's instructions). Everything works now, except the ...
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Max Memory for Macbook Pro

I'm planning on buying a new Macbook this fall. I fail to order more than 16GB RAM for any mobile device, but I remember that previously, with smaller memory limits, some machines would inofficially ...
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How can I erase hard disk if SuperDrive is broken (OS 10.6.8)?

I have an old MacBook running OS 10.6.8 which I want to recycle, but its internal SuperDrive doesn't work, so I can't use the install disk to do it. I tried plugging in Apple's external USB ...
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Audio doesn't work in OSX but the start-up chime does

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,1 ) that the audio stopped working on. The audio jack has a red light on in it. In Sys Pref, under Sound, in the Output tab, only Optical ...
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How to automatically tag file by name or extension

I was wondering if there is a way to automatically tag a file as it reaches your computer, like downloads, copying from an external drive, etc. I would like to simulate gmail filters, like labelling ...
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Outlook 2011 won't close in Macbook Air

Outlook 2011 has frozen in the middle of moving an email and won't close. How can I close it?
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Can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac

How can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac without losing it from the Macbook?
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unable to login in to my user account

I have 3 accounts on my macbook. 2 admin accounts and a guest account. I'm only able to access one admin account. The other doesn't show in the fast switch menu or give me the option to login to that ...
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How to check how much RAM a program uses?

Is there any recommended way of checking for this? There is another thread: How do I find how much disk space a program is occupying? I ask this question because I was under the impression that ...
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How do I enable an external display in Single User Mode via Terminal on a headless macbook?

I'm trying to troubleshoot video issues on macbook laptop with no display or a dead? display but can't see what I'm doing. I need a Terminal command to run 'blind' after I boot into Single User mode ...
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Youtube doesnt play on a specific connection on Macbook Air

I am using a Macbook Air 13" (2013 model). i5 Intel Processor - 4 GB RAM - 128GB SSD. A few days ago, when I opened youtube (on Safari) to watch some videos it gave me the error "An error occurred. ...
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freezes and hangs in macbook pro

i have a 2009 macbook pro. it has been working fine till now. since the past 2 weeks when i open an application or browse the net it freezes. i see a message saying waiting for cache or waiting for ...
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My macbookpro has a flashing question mark in a folder against a grey background

My MacBook Pro shows a grey screen with a flashing question mark in a folder. I tried connecting it to an older MacBook using firewire cable. I restarted the Macbook pro using option T. Now I see ...
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Is there any way to use fullHD monitor with macbook (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB)

I'm trying to use fullHD monitor with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010). Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB, Software: OS X ...
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Backup Mac and IOS devices locally

I have a friend who lives where there isn't very fast Internet connectivity. He has a Mac Book, an iPad, and some iPhones. He has a decent WiFi hotspot. He wants to back up everything, possibly to a ...
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Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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Not able to Click with the Trackpad

I have a Macbook Late 2010, though it may not be in the best state, but it has been working. Yesterday suddenly the Trackpad just failed to click, I can do other gestures that is I can move the mouse ...
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Automatically stop a terminal script when locking MacBook Pro

I have written a bash script that I manually start when logging in onto the laptop, but I want it to stop running when I lock my laptop. This doesn't seem a very standard scenario, but I don't want ...
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RAM for late 2008 Macbook?

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my late 2008 Macbook, see the spec below. A few people have mentioned getting Crucial RAM but I'm unsure of what specific RAM to get and what the limit is. Or if ...
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Need to get rid of Bing in Safari

In Safari on my recently bought MacBook Pro, I have set my search engine (in preferences) to Google and set Google as my home page. But it still keeps bringing up Bing. How do I resolve this so it ...
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macbook to monitor via windows laptop

I want to connect my macbook pro to my tv. I do not have a hdmi cable but I do have a dvi cable. I also have a usb to usb cable. Is it possible to connect my macbook pro to windows laptop then ...
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Deleting iCloud contents locally

I haven't really ever intentionally used iCloud; however, upon browsing ~/Library/Mobile Documents, I noticed that I must have unintentionally saved several files to iCloud. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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How to prevent full-screen exit on second monitor, when I close macbook lid?

I use second monitor on my macbook. When I open some app in fullscreen, and then close the lid, the OS X exit fullscreen mode on plugged monitor and move all windows to it. How to prevent this ...
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could you force install OSX Mavericks onto a Apple MacBook A1181 early 2008 model if running snow leopard or mountain lion osx

iv just bought an Apple MacBook A1181 (white) early 2008 model and was wondering if i could install mavericks on it? in any way shape or form?
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Can an underpowered charger actually help my Macbook battery's longevity?

I have just upgraded from a Macbook Air (Late 2012) to a Macbook Retina (Late 2013). Now I have a 45W and a 60W charger, both MagSafe 2. Using iStat Menus and Battery Health for monitoring voltages ...
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Keyboard, track pad and USB port stopped working

Suddenly on my MacBook Air 11,6” A1370 2011 model the keyboard, track pad and right USB slot stopped working. Tried resetting NVRAM / PRAM and SMC – no effect. The keyboard just do not work during the ...
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Keep MBPr Late 2013 awake with the lid closed [duplicate]

Is there a way to keep MBPr Late 2013 awake even with the lid closed? While going through the websites database I came across an option of using 3rd party software like Sleepless. But is there a way ...
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External sound card, stereo sound to all speakers

I have an external sound card, it's SWEEX 7.1. If I plugged in, it shows at Audio MIDI setup and I can choose number of speakers, so I choose 6 speakers, because I have 5 + 1 speakers connected in my ...
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Macbook 5,2 (Mid-2009) optical bay hard drive enclosure

I was wondering what about my Mid-2009 Macbook makes optical hard drive enclosures like this one incompatible with the enclosure. And if there is another way that could get a second drive in there.
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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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MacBook Hangs on Boot at seemingly different stages each time

Our Macbook hangs on startup and doesn't boot into the desktop environment. The most notable problem is that the Macbook doesn't make the usual startup sound when we boot up. It doesn't make any ...
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Is it possible to use Macbook with 0% health?

Is it possible to use macbook pro if the battery is at 0% health? It is 1% at the moment and work fine when plugged, but what about if it goes to 0% ?
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Prevent iPhone from charging when plugged into a battery powered MacBook Air

I would like to prevent my iPhone draining power from my MacBook Air while the laptop is not plugged in and relying on battery power. How would I do this? Note, there doesn't seem to be any "unpowered ...
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How can I mirror two macbooks [duplicate]

I have two macbooks. I want them to be exact copies. They have different CPUs, RAM, but they have the exact same drives. I work on both of them. I never work on them simultaneously. Can I setup ...
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Can my early 2008 MacBook run Mavericks?

I have an early 2008 MacBook with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 RAM running OS X 10.5.8. Can I upgrade to OS X Mavericks? I realize that my early 2008 MacBook isn't on the list, ...
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MacBook Air or MacBook Pro(late 2012) for iOS and web development? [closed]

I am looking to jump into iOS development and I am planning to purchase my very first Mac. The MacBook Pro Retina 13" is not affordable at the moment but, after going through eBay and some other local ...
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Force install Mavericks or newer on a A1181 [closed]

In short, can it be done? and besides not getting updates whats the worst that can happen? Its a 2006 model with coreduo
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Date and time unchangeable

My date and time on my Macbook is unchangeable, I have admin rights and it is my own laptop but am unable to select the option "set date and time automactically", my date is 17 days off and the time ...
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Kernel_task using 300% CPU time, high fan speed and slow computer in MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro has become slow lately. Activity monitor shows kernel task is using around 300% CPU. The fan is always on at high speed. Below are the details of my computer: Macbook Pro 13-inch, Mid ...
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Macbook Air for a student [closed]

I'm planning to buy a macbook air for: - presentations (word, excel, powerpoint) - lots of songs and photos (2k or more) - research & social networking sites + youtube (10-15 tabs open) - apps - ...
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Incorrect amount of free space on 2009 Macbook

Recently, I've been noticing that my 2009 Macbook's storage has been plummeting. Despite cleaning my computer up, nothing seems to be working. I went to the apple store and we ran tests (which I ...
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How To Install Kali Linux (or Debian) on Macbook Air (Original 2008 Model)

Recently got an old macbook air 2008 model. I am a linux guy and I am very new to Mac OS X. I tried but I just prefer to have my familiar debian running on this laptop. On a PC I would do this easily, ...
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small button on the left-hand side of MacBook pro

I found a small circle button on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2011) If I push that button, 8 green lights are turn on and then off. What is this button?